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2022 Municipal Elections

The next Municipal and School Board Election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022.

Voting Methods for 2022 Elections

Electors in the Municipality of French River will have the convenience of voting by internet or by telephone for the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election. 

As we approach Voting Day, all eligible voters will receive a Voter Information Letter by mail. This sealed envelope will contain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a telephone access number, a secure Internet address for voting and instructions on how to cast your vote.  

Resources and ‘how to’ videos regarding internet/telephone voting will be released at a further date. Please monitor this webpage for updates.

Voter Eligibility – You are eligible to vote in French River if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen; and 
  • At least 18 years old; and
  • A resident of French River; or
  • A non-resident of French River, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the Municipality; and
  • Are not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the French River municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the municipality. You may also vote in multiple Municipal Elections if you own property outside of French River.

Make sure you’re on the Voters List! 

Visit to make sure you are registered to vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections, and that all your information is accurate.

Through this site, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the Elections. 

Want to make a difference in your community? Thinking of running for a seat on Council?

The nomination period opens on Monday, May 2, 2022, and closes on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022, at 2 pm. Please refer to the Nomination Package or contact the Clerk for more information.

French River Council is made up of 1 elected Mayor and 6 elected Councillors by Ward.

Guides and Forms for candidates published by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing are now available by following these links:

Form 1 / Formulaire 1

Form 2 / Formulaire 2

Results of past Municipal Elections: